from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A march back or in a reverse direction.
- n. A complete reversal of method or conduct.
- transitive v. To execute or cause to execute a countermarch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A march back along the same route
- v. To march back along the same route
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To march back, or to march in reversed order.
- n. A marching back; retrocession.
- n. An evolution by which a body of troops change front or reverse the direction of march while retaining the same men in the front rank; also, a movement by which the rear rank becomes the front one, either with or without changing the right to the left.
- n. A change of measures; alteration of conduct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To march back.
- Milit., to execute a countermarch. See countermarch, n., 2.
- n. A marching back; a returning.
- n. Milit., a change of the wings or face of a body of men, so as to bring the right to the left or the front to the rear, and retain the same men in the front rank: or a rear rank may become a front rank by countermarching round the end of the latter, which remains stationary.
- n. Figuratively, a complete change or reversal of measures or conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change the order of soldiers during a march
- v. march back along the same way
- n. (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
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